Highest-rated specialty museums in Pennsylvania, according to Tripadvisor

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January 9, 2022
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Highest-rated specialty museums in Pennsylvania, according to Tripadvisor

The Ashmolean Museum, founded in 1683 at the University of Oxford, stands as the first public museum in the world. The gallery was started when its founder, Elias Ashmole, in 1677 donated his private collection to the university. Much of that original collection is still on display, including a crystal ball, several kidney stones, and preserved, exotic animals.

By creating the museum, Ashmole sought to do what all museum curators have worked for since: to create a space where people could be inspired and educated by artifacts and art from the world around them. Specialty museums are particularly focused, diving deep into highly specific subject matters, from seashells to ventriloquism.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest specialty museums in Pennsylvania on Tripadvisor. Keep reading to see what unique museums are in your own home state.

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#30. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (215 reviews)
- Address: 130 E Swamp Rd, Doylestown, PA 18901-2451
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#29. Lincoln Highway Experience

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (85 reviews)
- Address: 3435 State Route 30 E, Latrobe, PA 15650-2696
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#28. The Franklin Institute

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (3,112 reviews)
- Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1115
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#27. Erie Maritime Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (308 reviews)
- Address: 150 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507-1594
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#26. Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (67 reviews)
- Address: 41 W Broadway, Jim Thorpe, PA 18229-1931
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#25. Brandywine River Museum of Art

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (802 reviews)
- Address: 1 Hoffman Mill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317-9773
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#24. Wayne County Historical Society Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (39 reviews)
- Address: 810 Main St, Honesdale, PA 18431-1847
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#23. Mid-Atlantic Air Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (104 reviews)
- Address: 11 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19605-9407
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#22. Bill's Old Bike Barn

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (136 reviews)
- Address: 7145 Columbia Blvd, Bloomsburg, PA 17815-8635
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#21. The Old Jail

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (92 reviews)
- Address: 175 E King St, Chambersburg, PA 17201-1806
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#20. The Electric City Trolley Station and Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (218 reviews)
- Address: 300 Cliff St, Scranton, PA 18503-1908
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#19. Parry Mansion

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (35 reviews)
- Address: 45 South Main Street, New Hope, PA 18938
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#18. Hershey's Chocolate World

- Rating: 4.0 / 5 (339 reviews)
- Address: 101 Chocolate World Drive, Hershey, PA 17033-2005
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#17. Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (188 reviews)
- Address: 2209 Millstream Rd Mennonite Information Center, Lancaster, PA 17602-1429
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#16. National Toy Train Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (223 reviews)
- Address: 300 Paradise Ln, Strasburg, PA 17572-9537
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#15. Merchants Square Model Train Exhibit

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (79 reviews)
- Address: Merchants Square Mall 1901 South 12th St, Allentown, PA 18103
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#14. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,082 reviews)
- Address: 300 Gap Rd PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567
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#13. Randyland

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (371 reviews)
- Address: 1501 Arch St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212-4028
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#12. Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (170 reviews)
- Address: 1 Museum Rd, Washington, PA 15301-6133
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#11. Ephrata Cloister

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (355 reviews)
- Address: 632 W Main St at the intersection of Rt. 272 and Rt. 322, Ephrata, PA 17522-1717
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#10. Choo Choo Barn

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (473 reviews)
- Address: 226 Gap Rd Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478
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#9. Reading Public Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (257 reviews)
- Address: 500 Museum Rd, Reading, PA 19611-1425
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#8. Landis Valley Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (337 reviews)
- Address: 2451 Kissel Hill Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4809
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#7. America On Wheels Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (358 reviews)
- Address: 5 N Front St, Allentown, PA 18102-5303
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#6. Bicycle Heaven

- Rating: 5.0 / 5 (856 reviews)
- Address: 1800 Preble & Columbus Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233
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#5. American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (147 reviews)
- Address: 1220 American Blvd, West Chester, PA 19380-3445
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#4. AACA Museum, Inc.

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (806 reviews)
- Address: 161 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033-2462
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#3. Duquesne Incline

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (4,216 reviews)
- Address: 1197 W Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1003
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#2. Steamtown National Historic Site

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (866 reviews)
- Address: 350 Cliff St, Scranton, PA 18503
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#1. The Hershey Story Museum

- Rating: 4.5 / 5 (1,735 reviews)
- Address: 63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502
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